DIFFERENT TYPES OF COUPONS-AND HOW KNOWING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COUPONS CAN HELP SAVE ON GROCERY
We all are looking for ways to save money when we shop for grocery at Supermarkets and Stores. One of these ways to save money is to make use of the different coupons offered by manufacturers and stores. The downside to using coupons is that these coupons can at times make us buy things which we do not really need. Coupons can make us overspend! So we need to keep in line with our shopping list and budget. For us to derive maximum benefits from coupons, it is important for us to know the different types of coupons, how these coupons work, how best to find them and the different policies used by manufacturers and stores to redeem these coupons.
TYPES OF COUPONS
There are two major types of grocery coupons-Manufacturer and Store coupon. Both coupons can be used together for an item, that is stacked together, a strategy know as “stacking coupon” The two types of coupons are
These are coupons offered directly by manufacturers of consumer products found in supermarkets, departmental stores, grocery stores etc. They are the most common types of coupons, widely accepted by national chain store and your usual local grocery store. So it doesn’t matter wherever you get the coupon from, you can always redeem it at any national chain store or local grocery store. Shoppers should be careful not to get a fake manufacturer coupon as there are many fake coupon sites which stock fake manufacturer coupons. Nowadays, most manufacturer coupons use Universal Uniform Element in the design of manufacturer coupon which makes it easily verified as legitimate by stores accepting it. These design elements includes the words “manufacturer coupon” displayed on the coupon, the terms of usage, limitations and expiry date. The manufacturer’s address which the store usually sends the coupon for reimbursement for acceptance is also displayed on the coupon. Other numerical data, Laura Ashley at Voucher Codes Pro,barcodes, coupon identifiers are also not left out. Manufacturer coupons can be accessed through websites like www.thecouponmaster.com and www.thecouponclippers.com, newspapers, manufacturers’ websites and social media platforms, asking for coupons directly from manufacturers, newsletters, inside product packaging, at grocery stores, magazines, coupon sites etc. Some manufacturers’ coupons do have store names on it. This can bring about confusion to customers. These coupons can actually be redeemed at any store irrespective of the store name printed on the coupon unless otherwise stated that the coupon can only be redeemed at a named store.